Blacktivate Joy homepage


The Omnipresence of Black Joy (OBJ)


Site Creator 

Dr. Chris Omni, MPH, MLS 

Contributions made by UROP mentees Michelle Gunn, Ashley Powell, Simone Eloi, and Teya Moseley


“The Omnipresence of Black Joy (OBJ) digital project is a timely expansion of a concentrated, one-year, multi-phased project, launched in September 2021, that included a 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) presentation, Blacktivate Joy, that won First Place at Florida State University and took second place at the state of Florida competition, a TEDx FSU Talk entitled Granny’s Garden: Growing Black Joy, and an international panel discussion for the 2022 SoundWalk September Global Festival entitled Black Joy is a Stride: How Movement Moves the Message. 

This new project will work closely with a team of undergraduate research students – Teya C. Mosely, Michelle S. Gunn, Ashley E. Powell, and Simone M. Eloi, from Florida State University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program to create a website that features scholarly articles, blogs, and interviews about Black Joy. The data gathered from this digital project will help to provide transformative knowledge that disrupts the deficit narratives that have traditionally been the undercurrent of research regarding Black women.”